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Outside City Hall is a column by John Fox and Carolee Colter of the Seattle Displacement Coalition that has been appearing in Pacific Publishing newspapers and elsewhere since 2004. This web site was recently established to further inform the public of these important issues.
Award-winning journalist George Howland Jr.is writing opinion pieces and local news stories for this site under his own editorial direction.
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Category Archives: Homelessness
Mayoral candidate Jenny Durkan (left) represents the status quo while Nikkita Oliver will bring transformational change By George Howland Jr. As Mayor Ed Murray prepares to leave office, let’s say goodbye to one of his favorite tropes: Seattle is … Continue reading
A school, a park and housing compete for Fort Lawton’s 28 acres of surplus federal property By George Howland Jr. Twenty-eight acres of surplus federal property should be a great opportunity for Seattle. Instead, it shows signs of becoming a … Continue reading
Ishbel Dickens writes about the plight of state’s mobile home park residents: Imagine dreaming the American dream and living it – you are a low-income household or a senior living alone after the death of your spouse – you dream … Continue reading
Rebekah Demirel offers a personal look at homelessness and how we all are irrevocably bound to the plight of those affected by this crisis There is a basic humanity in everyone and set of feelings cutting across all … Continue reading
The Rev. Bill Kirlin-Hackett writes about the lack of government response to the growing percent of the County’s unsheltered living in vehicles Every year “Point in Time” homeless counts remain part of the national efforts to end homelessness. In years … Continue reading
David Baum, tireless homeless advocate, writes about his experiences assisting in the camps and those who depend upon them Organized camps are a good solution to the problem of how to care for homeless people while there is not enough … Continue reading
ACLU lawsuit says City and WSDOT have not stopped destroying property of homeless campers and violate their civil rights
Neil Powers reports on ACLU’s attempt to stop the sweeps and actions city has engaged in that were basis for the appeal The American Civil Liberties Union of Washington (ACLU-WA) has major concerns about how people in Seattle’s homeless encampments … Continue reading